We are beyond thrilled to announce that our brand new PATREON page is LIVE as of May 2021!
For a small monthly fee, you can support us directly in exchange for exclusive access to our work, extra content, and a closer look into our creative journey, all while knowing that your kind donations are going right back into making our work stronger and our worlds more supported. Open Flame Theatre has been very blessed for the institutional support we have received. Combined with the donations from our crowdfunding campaign in the Fall of 2019 we were able to survive as a company what we hope is the roughest part of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many gratitude to our funders, The American Composers Forum, MAP Fund, the New England Foundation for the Arts, The Trans Justice Funding Project, the Network of Ensemble Theatres, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.
This funding has allowed us to get to a place of greater stability, where we are paying ourselves more than just what we have made from passing the hat. The busking strategy, however, brought us something else that we are trying to re-incorporate more into our current organizational model: more connection and exchange with our audiences, supporters, and community in general. We do not make our work in a vacuum; we make it an ever-flowing dialogue with our people. Our broader networks. Since we perform live relatively infrequently, it feels all the more important to have other avenues to engage in conversations about our process for creating the work. How do myths about the underworld relate to trans empowerment? And how is that present in musical and surreal theatrical contexts? We can’t wait to talk to you about it. You can become an ongoing supporter of our work now, TODAY!
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